Luz Interruptus dressed an army of street bollards in downtown Madrid with "bicycle" hats and lights in order to encourage people to take up cycling. Aiming their nighttime guerrilla art intervention at users of public transportation, who are facing fees that have sometimes doubled in recent months, the designers also hope to influence a healthier move away from environmental pollution with their installation called "Bicycles Seeking Owners."
Not only to the Madrid-based designers have a sense of humor, but they definitely have a thing for nighttime guerrilla art. Armed with a pile of translucent fabric “bicycle seats” that easily slip over the ball of street bollards and accompany lights that were strapped directly underneath, they quietly lit up whole streets and alleyways in the city center.
Lack of bicycle lanes has been one of the biggest obstacles to a widespread uptake of urban cycling in Madrid, but Luz Interruptus hopes to demonstrate that it’s possible to find a middle way without disrupting pedestrians or risking safety. For example, many cyclists in the city are currently collaborating to create a map of quieter streets that cyclists can use without creating any havoc at all! It’s a lovely project, and we’re expecting to see many more from this group of seriously cool cats.